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Moon Light World Map

The map below shows where the Moon is visible from the Earth, depending on weather conditions and moon phases.
The white dot Moon symbol symbolizes the position of the Moon, and the yellow sun Sun symbol symbolizes the position of the sun.

Map showing which part of the Earth the Moon is currently above the horizon at.

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Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 18%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:32 PM
Next phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 18:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 03' South, Longitude: 150° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.31 meters/second, 1567.1 km/hour, 973.8 miles/hour or 846.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"16.23 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 misouth16.23 mi
1 hour14° 26' 48.6"973.57 miwest0° 10' 14.1"11.73 misouth973.31 mi
24 hours13° 42' 36.4"923.94 mieast3° 43' 05.9"255.66 misouth951.32 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteSun 8:26 AM509 km316 miles275 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaSun 8:26 AM1328 km825 miles717 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiMon 8:26 AM1809 km1124 miles977 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AlofiSun 7:26 AM2166 km1346 miles1169 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoMon 7:26 AM2286 km1420 miles1234 nmWest W
Apia *Mon 8:26 AM2290 km1423 miles1236 nmWest W
AdamstownSun 10:26 AM2532 km1573 miles1367 nmSoutheast SE
NukualofaMon 7:26 AM2759 km1714 miles1490 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandSun 6:26 AM3207 km1993 miles1731 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiMon 6:26 AM3333 km2071 miles1800 nmWest W
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